Upcoming workshop in Cameroon February 19, 2012

Measuring Impact: Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation ASF-UK Workshop in Cameroon, August 2012 This workshop will be implemented in partnership with Cameroon Catalyst, a UK based charity started by two engineering graduates in 2009 and the Mosame Trust, a Cameroon based charity working in Eastern Cameroon.  So far the two organisations have successfully fundraised for and built the January Hope Centre and a mechanics and carpenters workshop in a small village called Bambouti, in Eastern Cameroon. They are currently working…

‘Change by Design’ book published January 18, 2012

This book documents a two-week action research workshop, Change by Design, undertaken in Nairobi, Kenya from 19th June – 1st July 2011. The workshop was developed and coordinated under the banner of Architecture Sans Frontieres – United Kingdom (ASF-UK), in partnership with the Pamoja Trust, a Kenyan NGO, and the Housing Policy Section of UN-HABITAT with support from the Development Planning Unit of UCL, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment Research Project.  The principal focus underpinning the…

A very generous donation… January 17, 2012

ASF-UK would like to thank Gabriel Aspan, and the Macquarie Group Foundation in Australia for their generous donation of 1000 Australian dollars. Gabriel Apsan after 10 years of service for the company had the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive this amount, and he chose Architecture Sans Frontieres-UK!  This money will go towards engaging architects with global development issues, so that they can work with people to shape their own environments and create appropriate architectural responses.

Resilient Cities Competition December 31, 2011

We thought you might be interested in this competition organised by Arup’s International Development Group and Engineers Without Borders: In summary: The competition asks students and graduates to look at what makes a city climate resilient, and present it in poster format. The prize is a month long paid internship at Arup International Development in London, and there will be a high-profile awards ceremony and commendations for 10-20 shortlisted entrants. The deadline is April 6th, but entrants are asked to…

Download the latest newsletter… October 30, 2011

This past year has been a busy one with three international workshops, one summer school, one talk series, one seminar and several presentations and events to raise awareness about ASF-UK and fund our programmes. We’ve finally found time to put a newsletter together to share our experiences over the past year with you:    

£2826.50 raised for ASF-UK so far this year… October 30, 2011

Andy Edwards and Ben Cross set themselves the challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O Groats in just 9 days and raised £735 along the way. Stefan Amato, Danny Cook and Luke Ritchie had the same great idea and raised £448 from friends and family. Sarah Ernst ran a half marathon in Sheffield and swam a mile in Salford Quays to distract herself from her final year at university and raised £187. And last but not least, a…

An alternative view on disasters and development: latest summer school September 12, 2011

Natural disasters disproportionately affect communities that are poor or otherwise vulnerable. This year’s Architecture Sans Frontières – UK Summer School ‘An alternative view on disasters and development’ addressed the range of pre-emptive and response strategies in disaster and conflict zones. The summer school challenged the participants to consider response strategies in terms of timescale, local vs. global solutions, disaster risk reduction through technical capabilities for prediction of future disasters and local opportunities for adaptation. The workshop was structured with an introductory two-day…

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